Prof. Alex Thomas Ijjo

Director – School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Prof. Alex Thomas Ijjo is a Senior lecturer and the Director, School of Postgraduate Studies and Research (SPGSR) at Cavendish University Uganda (CUU). He served as the Dean for the Faculty of Business and Management at CUU from 2018 – 2021. Prof. Ijjo joined CUU in January 2018 after two years of national and international consultancy in the area of trade and regional integration policy. Prior to that Prof. Ijjo served as a Senior Fellow and Head of the Trade and Regional Integration (TRI) Department of the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) one of Uganda’s leading think tanks located in Makerere University. Prior to heading the TRI Department at the EPRC, Prof. Ijjo served as senior lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) of Makerere University where he taught Development Policy and Development Economics from 2008 to 2012. Before that, Prof. Ijjo was a Senior lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Management at Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi, Uganda. Prof. Ijjo has supervised and externally examined several PhD theses and Masters Dissertations for Makerere University, Makerere University Business School, The Islamic University in Uganda and Mountains of the Moon University. Prof. Ijjo holds a PhD in Development Economics from the Centre for International Development at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom (2001). In 1999 he served as a PhD intern at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He has an M.A. in Development Economics from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy (1995) and Bachelor of Statistics from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (1990). Prof. Ijjo’s areas of interest include Public Policy, Trade Economics, Sustainable and inclusive Growth, Development Policy, Political Economy, Regional Integration; International and Public Finance, Philosophy of Economics, Leadership and Governance; Economics and Business Ethics, Financial Analysis and many others; Prof. Ijjo has worked with industry and has been a member of several technical working groups (TWGs) of Government Ministries and has participated in policy formulation. He has published in peer reviewed journals on the subject of trade, regional integration, Foreign Aid and other subjects in addition to blogs and articles in electronic and print media on topical issues.

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